Golf & Tennis Agenda

This Annual Labor Day Weekend event attracts the nation’s top corporate executives and entrepreneurs. It is the perfect venue for networking and deal making, not to mention having loads of fun!
Agenda

Wednesday, August 28
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Staff Office
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration:
Let’s get ready to party! All participants should stop by the check-in desk to receive tournament information and credentials.
Thursday, August 29
ID badges are non-transferable. Guests MUST WEAR their ID badge to all functions. If lost or stolen, the ID badge will not be replaced.
7:30 a.m. – Noon Tournament Golf
All Tournament Golf package participants begin their weekend bright & early with a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start.
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Cardmember Services Desk
Hosted By American Express
Visit the American Express Cardmember Services Desk located in the lobby. A knowledgeable service representative will be on duty and happy to assist with any and all information about the American Express activities.
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Registration
All participants must swing by the G&T registration desk for check-in and all necessary credentials. Also, this is where you sign up for the weekend’s many exciting activities. Ask at the desk if you are planning on participating in any of the following: 

• Golf and/or Tennis Clinic
• Spades Challenge (limited to 16 players; trash talk optional )
• B.E. Presents: The Next Chef Challenge (limited to 20 competitors)
• The B.E. Olympic Challenge
• Soul Line Dancing
• Couples’ Salsa Dance Challenge
• Reggae Dance Workout
• Mars vs. Venus Trivia Challenge

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tennis Conditioning… Are you Ready?  

Been a while since you took out that racket? Don’t hit the court cold once the competition has begun. Get your tennis joints loose and limber with this fast-paced hour of warm-ups, stretching, and outright fun. The program will put you through your paces to work up stamina, power, and agility. A must to jumpstart your competitive edge!
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tennis Ratings & Clinics 

Time to bring it! Some of the PGA’s top tennis pros want to see and assess your skills and competition level. All those competing in the tennis challenge must be rated for tournament placement. If you think you’re Serena-level, this is the time to prove it!
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Pre Comedy Lounge Entertainment

Hosted by USVI
Before getting your laugh in, get your island groove on! Treat yourself to a spectacular show and fantastic music with the award winning Caribbean Ritual Dancers & Spectrum Band. This is one show that cannot be missed!

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
The Comedy Lounge

Comedian & Creator of the Real Husbands of Hollywood, Chris Spencer host our opening night as some of today’s rising comics bring the funny for an uproarious evening that you won’t want to miss. And after the laughter get ready to step to the left, to the left as legendary emcee Doug E. Fresh is back by popular demand and is sure to keep the party thumpin’. Mingle and unwind at the Lounge. Attire: Attire: To Celebrate 20 years, the color of the night is green & white.

Friday, August 30

ID badges are non-transferable. Guests MUST WEAR their ID badge to all functions. If lost or stolen, the ID badge will not be replaced.
Today is Greek Day! Fraternity brothers and sorority sisters, show off your pride in your finest Greek gear!
6:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
Breakfast is served! A great opportunity to get to know your fellow attendees!
7:00 a.m.
Power Walk!
Nothing beats a brisk walk to get the day started. Don’t forget to wear your walking shoes!
7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Social Golf
Tee off for fun and business. All Social Golf participants must check in 30 minutes before their assigned tee time. Network yes, but please be considerate and move play along so that everyone will have an enjoyable social experience on the fairways! Please note that the driving range will be closed from 7:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for the Golf Academy.
7:15 a.m. Competitive Golf Tournament Scheduled Tournament players should proceed to the golf staging area for the 7:30 a.m.
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Tennis Accuracy ChallengeDeliver that killer serve or that menacing precision backhand and you might walk away a winner! We’re looking for accuracy in this high stakes test of skills. Join us for some friendly competition, networking, and great prizes for our top performers. Don’t miss it!
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m

Spin Studio
You won’t find a better calorie burner or stamina builder! Join us for this intense spin cycling class. Don’t forget your towel and water— you’ll need them!

8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Doing Business in the U.S. Virgin Islands
Hosted by USVI
Grab your breakfast and come meet Governor John P. DeJongh as he discusses the benefits of doing business in the USVI. Learn about unique tax incentive programs, manufacturing benefits, financing options and business development support. If you are trying to start, expand or relocate your business, this seminar should not be missed. Bring your business cards as an opportunity will be given for one attendee to visit the USVI to learn even more first hand!
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Beginner Golf Academy
A little green for the greens? Don’t worry. PGA professionals will be on hand to help you craft your stroke and get you on your way.
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Competitive Tournament Tennis
The preambles are over. The 20th annual Black Enterprise Tennis Challenge starts now! Scheduled participants should report to the tennis courts by 7:30 a.m. Matches begin at 8:00 a.m. sharp!
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Registration
All arriving participants must check-in to receive tournament information and credentials.
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Photo Fusion Scavenger Hunt 

All sorts of treasures are hidden and waiting for you in throughout the luxurious space and amenities of the PGA National Resort & Spa! But are you clever enough to scope them out! Find clues in the Daily Challenge newsletter. With every clue, snap a picture and create a photo collage, uploading your images to Instagram. Be sure to tag black enterprise using the hashtag #GTyear20. Stop by the black enterprise booth at the Champions Lounge & Expo at the end of each day to find out if you are one of the winners!
8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. The Spa
Revive your mind, body, and soul. Enjoy PGA National Resort & Spa’s world renowned amenities for relaxation and renewal. 

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Reggae Dance Workout
You won’t want to miss this class! A breathless run-through of the latest dancehall moves and Caribbean beats to keep you stepping. It’s only an hour, but you’ll feel this one all day. Guaranteed!
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Cardmember Services Desk
Hosted by American Express
 

Visit the American Express Cardmember Services Desk located in the lobby. A knowledgeable service representative will be on duty and happy to assist with any and all information about the American Express activities.
10:00 a.m. -Noon Classic Movie of the Day
Hosted by Regions Bank
Not ready for the morning activities? Enjoy a classic matinee!.
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. BMW Test Drives
Hosted by BMW
Imagine it’s you behind the wheel of the Ultimate Driving Machine. Rather, don’t imagine; experience. BMW wants you to test drive its latest Luxury Series vehicles.
10:30 a.m. – Noon Soul Line Dancing
Still Haven’t learned the Wobble & Dj Quick yet? Palm’s Beach’s finest Line Dancing Instructor, Dennis G. Mobley will show you the most popular Soul line Dances from across the U.S. No partners is needed so come get ready for all the fantastic parties planned for you this weekend!
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Golf Clinic for Beginners
Another opportunity for newbies to develop their skills, or for more experienced players to enhance their game. All are welcome. Please report to the PGA Driving Range for a hands-on overview with PGA professional, Rodney Green. Golf clubs provided. Sneakers or golf shoes required.
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Social Tennis & Tennis Academy Play
Take to the nets! Our new Tennis Academy kicks off with basic skills techniques and drills. Please report to the PGA tennis courts 15 minutes early to warm up. Social Tennis gives participants the opportunity to network and enjoy non-competitive play. Soak up the collegial atmosphere and hone your court skills at this popular session.
Noon – 2:30 p.m. Hospitality Luncheon
Hosted by American Express
Open to all registered participants. There will be trivia questions, spin to win, and other exciting games and giveaways from our event host, American Express.
1:30 p.m. – 3:00p.m. Beginner Golf Academy (Practice Session-1)
Beginner Golf Academy students report to the range for practice. Golf Instructors will be on hand to work with each student.
3:00 p.m. – 4:30p.m. Tennis Clinic
All levels of play are welcome, from beginner to pro. Come let our team of tennis professionals build your strengths and shore up those weaknesses. Real competitors never stop learning. Bring your own racket or grab a rental, which are available at the PGA Shop.
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Beginner Golf Academy (Practice Session – 2)
Beginner Golf Academy students report to the range for practice.
3:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. Classic Movie of the Day
Hosted by Regions Bank
There are so many classic movies to choose from the past 20 years. Come see which one will playing on the big screen today.
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Champions Lounge & Gallery
Step into the zone and check out new high-tech gear with some of the hottest items from out sponsors and vendors. Giveaways Guaranteed! 

  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Spades Challenge
We know what brings out the true cutthroat competitive spirit: A friendly game of spades. Can you handle the heat? Does your game match your talk? Well then, let’s get it on! Join our Spades Challenge, and make sure to pick your partner wisely. Limit is only 16 players so register early!

  • 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The Next Mixologist Challenge
Hosted by Ciroc
Just to be clear, the “challenge” here is making mixed drinks. Now that we have that settled, here’s your chance to create the “best” cocktail. Join the fun and see if you have what it takes to be the next great mixologist!

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Couples Salsa Challenge
Grab your partner and join us as we teach you the 1&2′s of Salsa. Take good notes because there can be only one couple to take home a prize!
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. BE Olympics Challenge
The Challenge would not be the same if we didn’t get some of our best athletes out of their comfort zones. We’ve devised a diabolical obstacle course to challenge any Olympian. Come to compete or just to cheer your favorite players as they jump, roll, and spin their way to victory!
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. 19th Hole Cocktail Reception
Hosted by PepsiCo
Come join us for some afternoon cocktails and PepsiCo snacks, while enjoying relaxing tunes from local talent.
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Spa After Dark
Don’t miss this Spactacular event. From Makeup & Beauty Products to Fashion & Accessories, it’s a chance to get together to relax, shop, and sip on cocktails.
8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Evening Concert – Blue Skies, White Sand Hosted by Pepsi a division of PepsiCo
What would a party be without R&B sensation Sheila E. and some dancing?! The night is not over yet so grab your dance partner and let the celebration continue. The color of the night is Blue & white. Cocktails provided by Ciroc!
11:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Spirits & Stogies
Hosted by PepsiCoAfter all that dancing and partying we know you’ll want to unwind and settle down with a nightcap and a premium cigar. Come join us!!
Saturday August 31
REMINDER: It’s College Day! Support your alma mater by wearing your school colors. Check Below for Staff Office Hours
6:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
Breakfast will be served to all participants.
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Power Walk!
Begin your day with for an invigorating power walk that burns calories and helps to
maintain cardiovascular health. Don’t forget to wear your walking shoes!
7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Social Golf
Assigned tee times begin. All Social Golf participants must check in 30 minutes before their assigned tee time. Please be considerate and move play along so that everyone will have an enjoyable experience networking on the fairways! Please note that the driving range will be closed from 7:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for the Black Enterprise Golf Academy.
7:15 a.m. Competitive Golf Tournament
Get ready for the start of our 19th Annual Black Enterprise Golf Challenge! Scheduled tournament players should proceed to the golf staging area for the 7:30 a.m. shotgun start.
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m Yoga-lates
You will enjoy this mix of Pilates & Yoga to obtain the best of both styles. This class will leave you feeling strong, flexible and energized.
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Beginner Golf Academy
Come tear the turf and receive instruction from seasoned instructors at the PGA National Resort & Spa.
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Competitive Tournament Tennis
Get ready for the start of our 20th Annual Black Enterprise Tennis Challenge! Scheduled participants should report to the tennis courts by 7:30 a.m. Matches begin at 8:00 a.m. sharp!
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Photo Fusion Scavenger Hunt
Find clues in the Daily Challenge Newsletter and find all the treasures hidden in the luxurious space and amenities of the PGA National Resort & Spa. With every clue snap a picture and add it to your picture collage and upload your images to your instagram. Make sure and tag Black Enterprise using the hashtag #GTyear20. At the end of the day stop by the Champions Lounge & Expo at the Black Enterprise booth to find out if you are one of the winners to receive great rewards and prizes!
8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. The Spa
Make an appointment to revive mind, body, and soul at the world-renowned PGA National Resort and Spa.
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Efficiency Contest & Tennis Networking
Socializing on the tennis courts can be a lot more fun when prizes are involved! Get ready to see just how efficient you are when it comes to serves, volleying and much more!
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Zumba
This class fuses hypnotic Latin & international rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will blow you away. In short, it’s exercise in disguise!
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Cardmember Services Desk
Hosted by American Express
 

Visit the American Express Cardmember Services Desk located in the lobby where a knowledgeable service representative will be happy to assist you and provide information about the American Express activities.
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. B.E. The Next Celebrity Chef Challenge
Calling all kitchen masters! You know who you are, with your killer crab cakes, can’t-miss jambalaya, and you-can’t-touch-this stewed chicken and rice! Join our celebrity chef for this fun cooking challenge. Here’s your chance to bring it on—Iron Chef style. Sign up at check-in for your chance to win exciting gifts and prizes!.
10:00 a.m. -Noon Classic Movie of the Day
Hosted by Regions Bank
Come see which one of your fave classics will be playing for this morning’s matinee.
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m. BMW Test Drives
Hosted by BMW
For the second day, BMW is looking for test drivers to experience its newest luxury series vehicles. Get behind the wheel of the Ultimate Driving Machine!
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Tennis Academy & Social Tennis
The Tennis Academy continues as the PGA professionals teach backhand shots, serves and volleys with warm-ups, basic skill techniques, and drills. Please report to the PGA tennis courts 15 minutes early to warm up. Our Social Tennis participants will enjoy networking on the courts and playing in a non-competitive atmosphere where fun and skills are entwined. Participants must bring their own racquets or rental racquets are available at the PGA Pro Shop.
11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Beginner Golf Academy (On Course Instruction)
All participants welcome. Please report to the PGA Driving Range for a hands-on overview of the game of golf with PGA Professional, Rodney Green. Golf clubs provided. Sneakers or golf shoes required.
11:00 a.m. – Noon Reggae Dance Workout
You don’t want to miss the sizzling class teaching you all the dancehall moves while working out to your favorite Reggae beats.
Noon – 2:30 p.m. Hospitality Luncheon
Hosted by American Express
Join American Express for lunch and help them solve the West Palm Beach Mystery. Trivia and prizes are a must at this venue.
2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Beginner Golf Academy 9-Hole Tournament
Scheduled Golf Academy participants should report to the golf staging area for the final exams! Join the Rodney Green Golf Academy instructors as they playfully test your newly learned skills on PGA National’s beautiful golf courses.
2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. American Express Shopping Excursion
Complimentary shuttle service will be provided to the Garden Mall. Transportation departs from PGA Main Lobby.
2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Margarita Mixer Tennis Special
All tennis participants are welcome to join us as we celebrate 20 years of tennis networking and competition! Team tennis, doubles, singles… Salud!!
3:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. Classic Movie of the Day
We’ve got flicks! Take a breather from the action and enjoy some of your favorite movies from back in the day!
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. The Champions Lounge & Gallery
Check out the art, jewelry, and other items located at the various booths. Also participate to win prizes and giveaways! 

  • 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The Next Mixologist Challenge
Hosted by Ciroc
Just to be clear, the “challenge” here is making mixed drinks—not drinking them! Now that we have that settled, here’s your chance to create the “best” cocktail. Join the fun and see if you have what it takes to be the next great mixologist!

  • 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Mars vs. Venus Challenge
It’s time for another round of Mars vs. Venus, the ultimate “battle of the sexes” trivia challenge. The guys are confident, but the ladies aren’t having it. See who is victorious in this justly popular, all-in-good-fun competition.

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. The FedEx Shipping Center
Offers shipping services for your convenience.
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
Hosted by Gatorade, a division of PepsiCo
Jordan. LeBron. Where do you rank on the list? Go 3-on-3 in our hoops competition and take it to the net! Prizes will be awarded. All are welcome, but bring game. Please.
7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Awards Dinner
Hosted by FedEX
It’s a purple affair for our glamorous closing night awards gala. Actor/Comedian Anthony Anderson, star of The Departed, Law & Order, and the HBO Series Treme, will help us wrap up this year’s Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge in style!
10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. 20th Anniversary Concert
Hosted by FedEX  

Who better to close out the 20th anniversary of G&T than a legend out of the “old school” who is still teaching a new generation of performers how it’s done. Charlie Wilson is going to “drop a bomb” on this Challenge with an explosive set of soul classics from his days leading the Gap Band up to his current chart toppers. No doubt, it’s going to be outstanding!!!
12:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. Final Rendezvous
Come party with us as we bring the event to a sizzling close.
Sunday, Sept. 1
7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The FedEx Shipping Center
For your convenience, the shipping center offers shipping services at the registration alcove.
Noon – 4:00 p.m. Pig Out Food Truck & Custom Car Show
Satisfy every taste bud, sampling the finest local, gourmet fare from a collection of food trucks including PGA’s very own, iTRUCK! Check out a hot collection of custom cars on display while enjoying great live musical entertainment and family-style fun.
Noon Check-out/Departure

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